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Deadline Update Collected Thoughts 059

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OK, we’re not as fucked as before. But when you make a lot of rad shit, this sort of thing happens. And someone famous once said, miss a deadline or blow the budget no one remembers. Do shit work, they remember forever. Something like that. Anyway, we’re very hard at work on Issue 6, The Copenhagen Project (Out December 13), A Fairly Normal that will blow your mind twice, and we also got new t-shirts in (on sale Friday).

Above you’ll find an outtake from Arto Saari and our massive Copenhagen feature. That’s Pontus Alv, Sweden’s DIY revolutionary and all-around legend of skateboarding. He is as authentic as it gets and we can’t wait to show you what he has to say about the direction of our culture.

And be sure to check back Monday for part 2 of our Afternoon Interview with Geoff Rowley. And we may just launch the second episode of Lizards of Summer tomorrow. It’s Blake Myers’ finest work.

Dane Reynolds photographed by Kai Neville In Japan What Youth

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This is Dane on the train to Osaka, in Japan. Osaka is about an hour from its airport and our exit flight left the next day, and as none of us had been to Osaka we decided to ride in and see the sights. The city turns out to be rad, like a smaller Tokyo,…

Craig Anderson photographed in New York by Kai Neville What Youth

Craig Anderson between the bars Collected Thoughts 002

Photo by Kai Neville Kai took this photo of Craig a little before 1 a.m. in Brooklyn, New York. They’re leaving the strange party they wandered into after a Dirty Beaches show at Williamsburg’s Glasslands Gallery — truly they did, they sauntered all Australian through some odd open side door and into someone’s loft, where…

John John Florence in Barbados

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This is John John Florence by the ghost of an Olympic pool at an abandoned resort in the parish of St. Lucy near the northern tip of Barbados, and what a useless cavity in the ground has he got here. The walls are too vertical to skate, there’s no water to ease the heat, there’s…

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